Ameh becomes IPAC Chairman, calls for patriotic politics

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Abuja, Sept. 5,2018(Flowerbudnews) High Chief Peter Ameh, of People’s Progressive Party (PPA) newly elected Chairman of Inter Party Advisory Council(IPAC) has called on political parties and politicians to ensure patriotism above other interests,especially in the build up to 2019 general elections.

Ameh made the call on Wednesday after his declaration as winner above Dr. Chekwas Okorie of United People’s Party(UPP) and Barister Michael Ndu of Alliance for United Nigeria(AUN).

according to him, political parties should sustain spirit of sportsmanship and high level of patriotism displayed before during and after the election.

“Everyone is a winner at the end of this election because high level of maturity and commitment to credible election.

“That is the way election into any office should always go in the country. It is a call to serve the nation and not self,I urge us to sustain this sense of maturity,” he said.

During the election, 82 delegates registered to vote nine out of 20 contestants into office.

Ameh got 51 votes, Okorie-28 and Ndu-1,in the chairmanship election while Geff Ojinika of C4C emerged Deputy national chairman, having defeated Mr. Garshon Benson of DPP.

Similarly, Georgina Dakpakpa of YDP emerged national secretary,defeating Gani Galadima of ACPN.

Also, Alhaji Abubakar of UPN lost to Eunice Atuejie of NIP who emerged new Deputy Secretary of IPAC.

speaking with newsmen, Mr. Ademo LA Babatunde ,National Chairman, Nigerian Community Movement Party(NCMP) also a delegate said conduct of the election restored hope for the nation’s politics.

“If every political party that participated in this election can ensure transparency and maturity displayed here today, Nigerian elections will produce only credible candidate for political offices.

“I also commended the media for staying vigillant and active which gave no room for any form of sharp practice.

“It is a dawn of new era in Nigerian politics, which shows that 2019 elections and subsequent ones will give electorate the true power to determine their leaders, ” he said.

Biola Lawal

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